SNEAK PEEK: Dynamite Entertainment for December 14, 2011

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Dynamite Entertainment has released a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week.  Take the jump fro Danger Girl and the Army of Darkness #4, Warlord of Mars #13, Red Sonja #60, Kirby: Genesis – Silver Star #2, Warehouse 13 #3, Zorro Rides Again #6, and more.

DANGER GIRL AND THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #4
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ANDY HARTNELL  •  Art by CHRIS BOLSON
Covers by PAUL RENAUD (50%), NICK BRADSHAW (50%)
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by NICK BRADSHAW
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by PAUL RENAUD
The adventure in South Africa heats up as Secret Agent Zero arrives to aid Abbey and Ash in their pursuit of the stolen Necronomicon.  But when Zero crosses paths with an old adversary from the former Hammer Empire, will his thirst for revenge put Abbey in the middle of the crossfire? Find out as the year’s most dangerous crossover event continues!

WARLORD OF MARS #13
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Mature
Written by ARVID NELSON  
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR
Covers by JOE JUSKO (50%), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (50%), LUCIO PARRILLO (1-in-15)
“Risqué Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALÉ GARZA
“Martian Red” Retailer incentive cover by STEPHEN SADOWSKI
John Carter returns to Mars to be with his beloved princess and the son he has never known – at least, that was his plan. He arrives on the Red Planet in a forest of horrors, a place he’s never seen before. Fortunately, an old friend joins him soon enough. Before Carter can look for answers about where he is, he’s going to have to do what he does best – kick a little ass. Well, more than a little!  Warlord of Mars #13: A Forest Battle is the thrilling first installment of the Gods of Mars story arc, believed by some to be the finest of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars novels. You don’t want to miss it!

RED SONJA #60
48 pages FC  •  $4.99  •  Teen +
Written by ERIC TRAUTMANN
Art by PATRICK BERKENKOTTER
Cover by FABIANO NEVES (50%), WALTER GEOVANI (50%)
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by WALTER GEOVANI
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by FABIANO NEVES
Khorshemish — the seat of power of the mighty nation of Koth — mourns the passing of its aged King, and Red Sonja wants nothing more than to put the kingdom behind her. Embroiled in palace intrigues, assassination and ancient magicks, it’s almost too much for a pay-soldier to take. But now, a new ruler ascends to the throne, and his rise to power could spell war for all the Hyborian kingdoms. And in the chaos, old enemies are bent on settling bloody scores with the She-Devil With A Sword…

Extra sized anniversary issue featuring 28 pages of original story as well as reprints of Red Sonja’s early adventures!

KIRBY: GENESIS – SILVER STAR #2
32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Plot by ALEX ROSS, JAI NITZ
Script by JAI NITZ
Art by JOHNNY DESJARDINS
Covers by ALEX ROSS (50%), JAE LEE (25%), MARK BUCKINGHAM (25%)
“Virgin Art” Retailer Incentive cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
“Black & White” Retailer Incentive cover by JAE LEE
“Virgin Art” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
Someone in the Silver Star’s inner circle has been kidnapped! Morgan Miller, the Silver Star, homo-geneticus, travels to a remote island off the coast of North Korea to attempt a daring rescue. Morgan gets more than he bargained for when he finds an island full of Animus-Geneticus!  Can Silver Star defeat an entire island of his animal cousins?  See the story of Jack Kirby’s last great creation unfold by Jai Nitz and Johnny D.

WAREHOUSE 13 #3 (of 5)
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by MARQUE FRANKLIN-WILLIAMS, JOHN-PAUL NICKEL
Art by BEN MORSE  
Covers by BEN MORSE (50%), PHOTO COVER (50%)
When a series of strange murders in Japan pings the Warehouse team’s radar, Pete, Myka and Claudia journey to the Land of the Rising Sun to investigate.  What they discover is a masked assassin who’s using an artifact to cut a swath of terror through the Japanese criminal underworld.  In order to snag, bag and tag this deadly weapon, our heroes will have to protect the head of the Yakuza from becoming the killer’s next victim.  Little do they realize the assassin is closer than they think! Written by WAREHOUSE 13′s Marque Franklin-Williams & John-Paul Nickel.

ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #6 (of 12)
32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by MATT WAGNER
Art by ESTEVE POLLS  
Cover by MATT WAGNER
Zorro’s true enemy reveals himself!  Who is scary enough to try to take down Zorro, The Fox? The one and only Matt Wagner (MAGE, GRENDEL) is nearing the conclusion to his epic story of Zorro! Find out as Zorro Rides Again in issue #6!

GARTH ENNIS’ THE COMPLETE BATTLEFIELDS VOL. 1  TRADE PAPERBACK
248 pages FC  • $24.99  •  Mature  •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by GARTH ENNIS  
Art by RUSS BRAUN, PETER SNEJBJERG, CARLOS EZQUERRA  
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
The War That Tore The World Apart.

Three tales of lost innocence, tragedy and suspense set during the Second World War, by writer Garth Ennis and artists Russ Braun, Peter Snejbjerg and Carlos Ezquerra.

As the German army smashes deep into Soviet Russia and the defenders of the Motherland retreat in disarray, a new bomber squadron arrives at a Russian forward airbase. Its crews will risk fiery death on lethal night missions against the invader- but for these pilots, the consequences of capture will be even worse. For the crews of the 599th NIght Bomber Regiment are women. In the deadly skies of the Eastern front, they will become a legend- known, to friend and foe alike, as The Night Witches.

1942: in the tropical splendour of the South China Sea, as war spreads across the far east, a young woman finds herself in paradise- and then in hell. Nurse Carrie Sutton is caught up in the Japanese invasion of Singapore, suffering horrors beyond her worst imaginings. Now she attempts to start her life anew, buoyed up by a growing friendship with a young pilot- and,  incredibly, a chance for revenge. But even victory can be a hollow prize, as Carrie discovers to her cost- in Dear Billy.

After D-Day came the battle for Normandy, when untried Allied soldiers met the seasoned veterans of the German Army. As Panzer units and SS troops turn the French countryside into a killing ground, a lone British tank crew struggles to rejoin their squadron. Lost behind enemy lines, their only hope lies in their veteran commander, Corporal Stiles- but can even this wily old trooper lead The Tankies to victory against Germany’s fearsome Tiger tank?

THE GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE VOL. 2: THE BIGGEST OF ALL GAME TRADE PAPERBACK
160 pages FC •  $19.99  • Teen +  •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by MATT WAGNER
Art by AARON CAMPBELL
Cover by MATT WAGNER
He Hunts The Biggest Of All Game!
CHICAGO, 1938—a city caught in a vice of corruption and greed, ruled from behind the scenes by “Skid” Caruso, a brutal mob boss whose influence runs all the way to City Hall. But an unexpected threat has arisen to challenge the criminal establishment, a masked rogue known only as…THE GREEN HORNET.  With his mysterious comrade at his side, this daring knave strikes again and again, disrupting Caruso’s illicit operations at every turn—seemingly seeking to take over the city’s rackets for himself.  In reality, the Green Hornet is the alter-ego of newspaper scion Britt Reid who, with his faithful companion Kato, delivers the sting of justice from outside the law.   In this continuation of Eisner Award-winning writer Matt Wagner’s origin of this classic character, for the first time ever, the full scope of this timeless hero’s initial adventures are revealed—the source of his weapons, his hideout and his fantastic car, the Black Beauty.  Learn how the Green Hornet brings his clandestine quest for justice to the crime-ridden Chicago streets, a mission that may cost him his life!  Ride with the Green Hornet and Kato as they hunt…THE BIGGEST OF ALL GAME!

COLLECTION FEATURES:
•  Issues seven through twelve of the critically acclaimed series by Matt Wagner (Mage, Grendel), Aaron Campbell (Sherlock Holmes) and Carlos Lopez (Buck Rogers)
•  All of the series covers by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla (Man Without Fear)
•  Sketches and designs by Aaron Campbell and John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men)

“Year One is excellent work from top to bottom, from story to art, from satchel to paige!”  – Major Spoilers

“Wagner plays to his strength with period pieces, and this book is a winner.”  – Blog Critics

“Green Hornet: Year One is a terrific comic series and does justice above and beyond to one of the great classic radio heroes of all time. Any pulp fan worth his fedora would be wise to pick it up.”  – Pulp Fiction Reviews

PAT LEE’S WIDOW WARRIORS TRADE PAPERBACK
112 pages FC  • $16.99  •  Teen +  •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by LLOYD CHAO, CHRISTINE CHI, LONG TO  
Art & Cover by PAT LEE
A thousand years ago, the rugged frontier border of the great Chinese Empire was being attacked by a powerful enemy known as the Liao.   A fiercely-patriotic clan of Chinese warriors – commanded by male members of one family — the Yang — heroically held their ground to the last man.

The widows of the men pleaded with the embattled Emperor to send reinforcements.  But none came.  Incensed, the women – a few hundred strong and many themselves seasoned warriors – set off on a mission of revenge.

But the enemy was formidable.  Before soldiers even crossed swords, the Liao conjured up everything to throw at the Widow Warriors:  deadly tornadoes, zombie fighters, fearsome beasts, treacherous spies and powerful sorcery.

Down to but a few dozen, facing overwhelming odds and battling the demons within themselves, the Widow Warriors arrived for the final showdown at the nearly impregnable enemy fortress at Black Wind Mountain.

COLLECTION FEATURES:
•   Issues 1 through 4 of the Widow Warriors mini-series by Pat Lee, Lloyd Chao, and based on the Screenplay “Twelve Heroines Go West” by Christine To Chi-Long
•   A complete cover gallery featuring all of Pat Lee’s covers
•   Character sketches and designs by Pat Lee and more!

via Dynamite Entertainment